Panel Session: The Access-to-Capital Battle
Take your seats and get ready for a capital showdown. Top investors from outside the Atlantic Canadian region want you to know why their firm is the best option for your venture. Watch as they pitch their respective firms in three minutes or less and vie for the attention of the regions’ top performing tech companies. What really differentiates these funds, and which one has the right mix of experience, tenacity, and capital to match your company as you scale-up?
Panel Session: Clash of the Corporate Dealmakers
Hungry for capital that comes with corporate partnership? These corporate leaders each have strategic agendas for working with and engaging entrepreneurs. Learn why these corporate firms want to work with emerging tech companies as they pitch you on the opportunities they can offer. Find out what their corporate reach and industry experience can offer, as opposed to traditional investment, and why they just might be a better fit for your business.
Technology Showcase: Break Out Company Pitches
Over 25 top Atlantic Canadian tech companies will take the #AVF2019 stage to represent the region’s technology market across various sectors including IT/ICT, Sustainable Tech, Life Sciences & Health Technologies, and the newly added, Ocean Technologies. Each company has five minutes to demonstrate their business opportunity, and provide compelling reasons why the investors, corporate leaders, and innovation economy stewards should take a closer look!
Keynote Speaker | Paul de Gelder: “Embracing the Power of Change”
Don’t miss the ultimate story of reinvention, as Paul shares his life-altering experience, at #AVF2019. Find out how he inspires others to Embrace The Power Of Change and face every challenge head-on.
Life Sciences & Health Technology Fireside Chat: “Building Global Networks”
Does your company have too much comfort within the local ecosystem? Have you built sufficient networks and exposure globally? Find out what the industry’s leading professionals know about building success in the Life Sciences and Health Technology arena and why emphasizing connections outside your current network is vital for the survival of your business.
Panel Conversation: “Scaling Your Company: Got Money… Now What?”
Hear from local entrepreneurs who have raised capital and learn more about what a growing company looks like in the days after funding is secured… Get the inside scoop from these growing Atlantic Canadian tech companies, as they break down their respective journeys toward raising capital, and what the growing pains look like once it is secured. Listen in to get a glimpse into what lies ahead after the cash is in hand…